Blogging

If you’re in Florida tomorrow

March 31, 2004
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Try to make it to the University of Florida’s all-day symposium on Converged Journalism. The 2-3 p.m. session on blogging and journalism stars WashPostie Jennifer Balderama, ProJo online editor Sheila Lennon, L.A. Observed blogger Kevin Roderick, and moderator J.D. Lasica of New Media Musings fame. An hour hardly seems like enough time to cover...

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Chafed over chaff

March 25, 2004
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Somebody pointed out today that my signature quote from Adlai Stevenson paraphrases a similar quote by a writer and entrepreneur named Elbert Hubbard, who died with his wife aboard the Lusitania after the Germans torpedoed it in 1915. From Bartleby.com: Source: The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996. Quotation: Editor: a person employed by a...

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Blogging for credit

March 13, 2004
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This is pretty cool: NYU’s digital journalism class has the students blogging. Scroll down the right rail and you’ll see a list of all the students’ blogs. It’s definitely an innovation: it’s not like you can turn in any old piece of crap, knowing it’s between you and your teacher. I can also imagine...

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Swatting the sultans of snark

March 12, 2004
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Soon-to-be slivered Jack Shafer of Slate.com on the excesses of Wonkette and Gawker. If you’ve yet to visit these blogs, imagine them as the twin offspring of a date-rape incident between Drudge Report and the original Spy magazine. Ouch. Another zinger: But after several weeks of consuming every cartoon obscenity, bludgeoning wisecrack, and meta-knowing,...

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Where are all the female politcal bloggers?

March 9, 2004
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Brian Montopoli writes at CJR’s Campaign Desk that the political blogosphere may as well be an all-male club. Except for Wonkette, it’s pretty much all guys. There’s veiled speculation as to why this is … is it just human nature for guys to like breastbeating, spouting, establishing dominance, while women prefer socializing and all...

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Blogs are ruining her life

March 3, 2004
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Whitney Pastorek on life among the NYC 20something blogger elite. Enough to make you turn off your computer. (Note to any lurking assigning editors: hire Whitney now so she can be freed from this hellish existence. The rest of you: go to her literary events and buy her magazine. It’ll do you some good....

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On giving up

March 3, 2004
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Nicole Stockdale, who’s been blogging up a storm of late, linked to a blogger who’s calling it quits. The guy’s complaint is that blogging takes too much time to do well — a reasonable point — but also gets into that “tree falling in a forest” argument, concluding there’s no point writing if there...

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Wow, I have friends

February 20, 2004
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Finally confirmed by the fact that J.D., co-host of the blogger dinner the other night, invited me to join Orkut, a “social networking” site now owned by Google. The site’s in beta now, which means at any given time it won’t work for crap. Well, like the time when I tried to join up...

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Blogger meetup report

February 19, 2004
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I spent several hours last night at a little French cafe in San Francisco with a bunch of bloggers and techie people. Met a guy named George Kelly, who, it turns out, works on the copy desk at the Contra Costa Times, so he’s next on my to-do list for inclusion in the editors’...

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If only racism were the only problem

February 17, 2004
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Romenesko links to this post detailing subtle racism in a couple popular blogs. I don’t think John Lee, the writer, makes much of a case — a couple citations don’t exactly prove a trend — but he had a few blogworthy passages. Gawker is run by a New York Observer contributor named Choire Sicha,...

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